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Ij's Path to Undoing

In the format set forth by the fore-fathers of metal, past the outer-rreaches of space, beyond the taint of time, the list of personal lovage of rthe heavy itch and it's scratching.rThese albums are the sparks that got it started and keep the fires burning rin my tymes of need.
13Foo Fighters
Foo Fighters

This is one of the best albums of the 90's in any genre. I don't even care what genre this falls into, because it mixes so many of my favourite sounds so flawlessly. Dave Grohl was my when this came out, and I don't believe he will ever be able to top this. I DON'T OWE YOU ANYTHING!!!!

I traveled 4 hours after on a Friday after work to catch Down, Megadeth and Heaven & Hell (Black Sabbath w/ Ronnie James Dio). Because I we didn't get into town til after Down had started, we missed most of their set and I was totally bummed. I busted through the ticket gate to the last notes of Stone The Crow, and went to my shitty seats in the upper, upper bowl. Phil announced that they would only be playing on more song and my heart sank until the riff from Bury Me In Smoke began. The lights went up and Phil said, "Alright, look the mother fucker next to you in the eyes, and head bang like you're gonna break yer fuckin neck! Til we see you next time!" The next 8 minutes were lost to epic riffage and dope smoke, and I didn't feel ripped off at all. Seeing Black Sabbath with Dio didn't hurt either ; )

I waited a long time to finally see Mastodon (the Unholy Alliance Canada Tour), and we bought tix for the Seattle show, thinking it would be better. On our way through Vancouver, we stopped by GM Place to see if we could scalp tickets. After a large and humorous kerfuffle with a scalper, my friend and I got into the concert in the middle of Mastodon's set. We ran past deserted concession stands to the sounds of the melodic break in March of the Fire Ants and crested the stairs just as the band kicked into the raucous cacophony that ends the song. I've never forgotten that feeling.

This band and this album had a major effect on myself and musician from the town I grew up in. For some reason this just resonates with disconcerted middle-class spoiled kids I guess.

I've heard this album described as being like having your head beat against concrete. Having experienced both, I know that the album has left more of a lasting effect than a concussion ever could.
8 Norma Jean
Bless The Martyr, Kiss The Child

Hard-Core meets math-metal, meets free form jams, this album is like Botch loosened up after a few drinks. My first time jamming in metal bands around town, we played the shit out of this album and learned a lot from the song structuring and energy brought to the table by vocalist Josh Scogin.
7Sonic Youth

This isn't the most popular SY album, in fact its often cited as the beginning of their downfall. I happened to hear this before any of their other albums, and really latched onto it. Seriously ragged vocal performances, amazing production and guitar tones and great sequencening made this a total gateway album for me.
Songs To Fan The Flames of Discontent

riffs, tight crispy riffs, and angst
Persistence of Time

I was 11, I was staying at my grandparents for a week in the summer, and I spent my holiday money on this and KFADFFAL - FNM. I wasn't supposed to have it and I snuck out to the living room, armed with my headphones at midnight so I could fall asleep listening to it. I woke up at 5 am with a pissed off Grandma, but it was too late!!!
4Black Sabbath

A whole new way to experience Sabbath, and man does it go down smooth. This is by far my favourite Black Sabbath album, and probably their heaviest.
Through Silver in Blood

"Heavy" doesn't really begin to describe this album. It will tattoo it's blight upon your psyche.
2Faith No More
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime

Quite possibly my favourite album of all-time, and although it may not be heavy by most people's standards, I still have yet to hear anything as hopeless and depraved as Cuckoo For Caca and Ugly In The Morning, not to mention the classics, Gentle Art of Making Enemies and Digging The Grave.

This album makes "reason" obsolete.
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